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Middletown, NJ Deemed one of the 30 Safest Cities to Raise a child

For the second consecutive year, Middletown, NJ was named one of the top 10 safest places to raise a child in the United States by Safewise, a national community-focused security organization, in their newly released report The 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child. 

“We are proud that Middletown continues to be lauded as one of the top 10 safest places to raise a child in America,” said Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger. “While many communities strive to provide a safe environment for their residents, our town consistently gets top marks for the quality of our education system, the cultural arts and recreational programs we offer, and our exceptionally low crime rates.”

To compile this report, SafeWise reviewed reported sex offender concentration, state graduation rates, overall school quality ranking, and FBI violent crime data. The rankings were based on cities with more than 10,000 residents, and communities that reported complete crime numbers to the FBI. They also considered parks and recreational opportunities, as well as special programs focused on providing services for kids and families. ( )

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